Liu Cheng




Professor Liu Cheng is the Deputy Dean (Academic Affairs) at the School of International Education at South China University of Technology in Guangzhou.

He obtained his PhD from Nanjing University. He has taught Chinese language and culture for over 14 years in China and overseas including preparation for Chinese language competency assessments and provided training in Chinese Business culture. He has researched and published on the teaching of Chinese as a Foreign language and undertaken comparative studies of Western and Chinese cultures. He has recently returned to Guangzhou after 2 years at Lancaster University (UK) where he was the Director of the Confucius Institute.

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Aug 7th 2017

Explore the history of China’s language and culture and its adjustment to an increasingly globalised world. This course provides you with insights into the rich fabric of the cultures of China. You will develop a basic understanding of written Chinese, its history and expression in calligraphy. We will also explore the origins and variety of Chinese cuisine, the role of food in festivals and the etiquette of Chinese dining and tea drinking. You will also look at the origins of some of the values that underpin Chinese society and how these are being affected by economic development and urbanisation. You will uncover some of the symbolism of numbers and colours and the Chinese Zodiac and get a feel for how traditional values and beliefs are expressed in Chinese opera and architecture.

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